#1 Salve And Balm Manufacturing Offering Turnkey Solutions

If you are looking for a manufacturer to meet your salve or balm production needs, we can help. With multiple facilities across the United States, we have the capacity to handle large and small projects. We can also help facilitate production of multiple products if you are looking to add several new types of products. As a complete turnkey manufacturer, we handle every aspect of the production process for you.

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Types of Salves and Balms

As you develop your product plans, there are several types of salves and balms to consider. The main difference between a salve and a balm is in the consistency. Salves and balms are both made from beeswax or another type of wax and can include multiple oils and other ingredients. However, salves are softer since they usually have a smaller ratio of wax in their composition. Some salves may be put into squeezable tubes, and harder balms often come in push-up tubes, jars or tins.

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Aromatherapy Salve or Balm

Aromatherapy salves and balms are usually designed to promote an improved mood, sleep or something else. We offer plenty of essential oil choices to create a variety of combined or single scents.

Hand and Foot Salve

This type of salve usually includes ingredients to protect the tougher skin on the hands and feet. If you want to add a product to your line to show specific care for people who garden, walk barefoot or have another specific use for their hands and feet, we can help you create it.

Face or Lip Salve

You may want to create a protective lip salve for dry, cracked lips. Perhaps you want to make a beauty salve that contains vitamins and minerals for the face. Lip and face salves can be protective or beautifying depending on the ingredients that you want to include. We can create a wide array of face or lip salves.

Lip Balm

Lip balm is a popular product and has a variety of purposes. Some companies market lip balms with sun protection for people who spend time outdoors. Others market lip balms for protection during the dry and cold winter months or to add vitamins to the skin on the lips. Whether you want to create a protective or a soothing balm, we can help. There are also artificial and natural flavors and sweeteners for lip balms.

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Heel Balm

Since many people have dry, cracked or ashy skin on their heels, this is a popular product that can be marketed to all age groups. If you want to create a heel balm with a special ingredient to set yourself apart from competitors, we can help develop it.

Muscle Balm

Muscle balms are usually designed to help soothe or relax muscles. They are popular with athletes and among people who have ailments or work in laborious jobs. Today, CBD muscle balm is a popular product that is marketed for both purposes.

Also, we can manufacture a variety of related personal care products, such as:

  • Roll-on oils and ointments
  • Deodorants
  • Botanical oils and face oils

Common Salve and Balm Ingredients

In addition to the oils and waxes in these products, we can include some other ingredients that you may want. If you want Certified Organic beeswax or oils, we have a large supply chain and can source those ingredients. Also, if you want your products manufactured under Certified Organic standards, we can facilitate that. We offer a variety of other respected certifications as well.

These are a few examples of the many ingredients that you may want to include:

  • CBD
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oils
  • Menthol
  • Vitamins

Our team will be happy to help you explore other ingredient choices. We have a variety of private-label products and stock products. 

Salve Manufacturing Process

Since we are a full turnkey manufacturer, we coordinate and handle all the difficult parts of the process. Our facilities follow strict GMPs from regulators and use the latest equipment and technologies. These are the three main steps in the process when you work with us.

Step 1: Choose Your Products

During this planning phase, we learn about your requests, such as color tints and scents. We work with you to create the labels and packaging that meet your branding needs and aesthetic preferences. We have several options for primary packaging. If you need research and development, we can arrange that as well. Our team will review your ingredient requests and plans with you, and we verify your labeling and packaging choices before we start. 

Step 2: We Manufacture Your Salve or Balm

From extraction to compression, there are several specific steps that can take place to create a balm or a salve. Our teams know how to perform each step correctly to yield the exact mixture to match what is on the label. These are some of the main steps in the process:

  • Ingredient preparation
  • Ingredient measurement
  • Ingredient blending
  • Packaging
  • Inspection

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Once the salve or balm products have passed all quality inspections, they are ready to be sent.

Step 3: Shipping

With a range of shipping and fulfillment services, we can handle large and small shipments. Our team will work with you to ensure that your requests are met. Also, we are conscientious about shipping and packaging any items that need to be kept within a certain temperature range. You will be notified when a shipment leaves a facility.

Our Salve Manufacturing Services

Since we are a turnkey manufacturer, you do not need to arrange for multiple services to create your product. If you want a customized salve or balm, our teams can handle simple or complex R&D needs. Whether you choose a private-label product that we already sell or a custom one, these are the services that you can expect from us:

  • Container filling
  • Compounding and blending
  • Labeling and packaging
  • Tolling

Common Salve and Balm Manufacturing Concerns

When companies work with turnkey manufacturers to produce balms and salves, there are several important issues they consider. These are some of the common topics that clients are concerned about today:

  • Ingredient quality
  • Ingredient and packaging sourcing
  • Manufacturing quality

We only work with reputable and dependable suppliers for packaging materials and ingredients. Kosher, organic and other special ingredients or packaging materials are also accessible to us with our robust supply chain. We follow all applicable regulations to maximize safety and to promote efficiency. Without sacrificing quality, the manufacturing teams work quickly to fulfill orders in a timely manner.


In addition to not having to worry about research and development, working with a turnkey manufacturer reduces your concerns about regulatory issues. The manufacturing facilities keep current with any regulatory updates or changes, and they maintain all certifications by employing the highest production standards at all times.

Why Choose Superior for Salve or Balm Manufacturing?

Our commitment to quality and excellence in customer service is one of the main reasons why our clients work with us on a long-term basis. These are some other reasons to choose our turnkey manufacturing services:

  • Our support team is happy to help you.
  • We assign a dedicated representative to handle your needs.
  • Our portfolio includes 95% of packaging types and delivery forms.
  • With an extensive manufacturing capacity, we can accommodate your needs as they grow in the future.

We will be glad to provide you with any testing documentation or other paperwork that you need. From small startups to large Fortune 500 companies, we have helped many companies create products to sell independently or to retailers. To learn more about how we can help you create salve or balm, please contact us.

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